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October 28, 2020

Premiere: “Alice in Wonderland” in Chinese at Tandarica Theatre

Bucharest’s Tandarica Puppet Theatre will present today, starting at 6.30 PM, in the Lahovari Hall located on the Eremia Grigorescu Street number 24, the official Chinese-language premiere of “Alice in Wonderland,” a show directed by Alice Barb. There will be no admission charge. According to jurnalul.ro, this is the first show of its kind, the actors’ voices set to be dubbed by Chinese “volunteers.” The dubbing was needed because the Tandarica Theatre will take part in an “Alice in Wonderland” tour in China this September. This is the first action of a ten-year partnership that ‘Tandarica’ and Guangzhou Performance/Film Co Ltd and the Belei Theatre in China signed, the action being part of the “Year of Intercultural Dialogue: European Union – China.” In response, the Belei Theatre will present a Romanian-language show at the festival that the ‘Tandarica’ theatre will organize at the end of this year. “The partnership signed with cultural institutions in China will open the way towards a new perception of Romanian puppet theatre in the world, favoring the integration of the local cultural product in the international ASSITEJ (International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People – editor’s note) networks. The tournament that will take place in September represents a unique theatre experiment, a huge responsibility and I believe taking part in it is essential and making cultural relations closer is a mutual gain,” Calin Mocanu, manager of the Tandarica Theatre and President of ASSITEJ Romania, stated. Mocanu was nominated last year the best cultural manager to take part in the International Art Fair in Guangzhou. The premiere will be attended by officials from the embassy of the People’s Republic of China, officials from the Bucharest City Hall and the Culture Ministry, members of the Chinese community, as well as Romanians that love Chinese culture. The translation in Chinese was signed by Simona Miclos.

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